Assessing the full Rangers deal for Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello at informal skate (NYR Twitter)

The trade just went down and the news of a conditional 2nd round pick and 3rd round pick was underwhelming. Now we have the full context of the trade and it is certainly more palatable.

Here’s the deal:

When you look at the conditions set in the deal you start to understand why Gorton would make such a move. It should also be noted that the 2020 draft is widely considered a deep and talented one.

Should Zuccarello opt to stay in Dallas that alone would make this a great deal. As far as Dallas winning 2 rounds, it isn’t probable, but you never know.

Trade Review:

This is an ok deal with the potential to be excellent.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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